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09.26.2022

New vice president/provost finds a home at Penn College

09.12.2022

Penn College shines in latest U.S. News ‘Best Colleges’ rankings

09.07.2022

Penn College concludes record-breaking fundraising campaign

09.06.2022

Coventry Foundation provides financial aid, student projects

08.31.2022

Penn College featured in season five of ‘The College Tour’

09.28.2022

President delivers keynote for STEAM Academy launch

Pennsylvania College of Technology President Michael J. Reed delivered the keynote address Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly launched River Valley School District’s STEAM (Science, Math, Engineering, the Arts and Math) Academy in Indiana County.

The academy, which is at the school district’s Saltsburg campus, about 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, is a workforce development initiative focusing on meeting the list of Pennsylvania in-demand occupations for high-priority occupations, as well as in-demand career pathways.

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General Information President STEM
09.27.2022

Custodial employees honored for going ‘Above and Beyond’

For General Services employees, summer is often the busiest time of the year at Pennsylvania College of Technology. On top of the many projects going on around campus, it is typically the only time they can get in and perform an intensive cleaning of the residence halls.

Because the residence halls are used for different campus events and functions throughout the summer, General Services leadership has the delicate task of making sure they remain operational. This requires a massive amount of coordination to ensure these rooms are prepared for the students to move into them at the beginning of the summer. Much of that work is handled by the college’s second- and third-shift custodial teams.

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Faculty & Staff
09.27.2022

‘MasterChef Junior Live!’ coming Thursday to CAC

'MasterChef Junior Live!'The Community Arts Center is presenting “MasterChef Junior Live!” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, with the support of Business & Hospitality at Penn College.

This high-energy, interactive stage production brings the culinary hit TV show,  “MasterChef Junior,” directly to fans and foodies alike … live on the CAC stage!

Watch Season Eight winner Liya; finalist Grayson; and fan favorites Molly and A’Dan as they take to the stage in head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun (sometimes messy!) challenges with an overall immersive audience experience that is fun for all ages.

Penn College students, faculty and staff can get $15 seats by using code STUDENT when buying tickets at the Arts Center website or CAC box office.

General Information
09.26.2022

New vice president/provost finds a home at Penn College

Neslihan “Nesli” Alp’s education and decorated career in academia have prompted several moves over the years, from her native Turkey to various regions in the United States. But her latest stop feels like home.

Alp is the new vice president for academic affairs and provost at Pennsylvania College of Technology, the institution’s highest-ranking academic officer. Her extensive resume aligns with the college’s core mission of applied technology education.

“I feel like I’m back home because of the programs that we have here,” smiled Alp, who began her duties on Aug. 1. “Everything seems similar to my background, my experience, my knowledge. I don’t feel that I’m a new person here.”

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Faculty & Staff Students
09.26.2022

Architecture professor previews spring trip to European cities

Jabbour explains the financial expectations, as well as the cultural benefits, involved with the European itinerary.
Jabbour explains the financial expectations, as well as the cultural benefits, involved with the European itinerary.

The Architecture Department and Naim N. Jabbour, assistant professor of architecture, highlighted one of Penn College’s Global Experience programs during a recent information session in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Nearly 100 students attended and were introduced to an immersive interdisciplinary cultural exploration of London, Paris, Florence and Rome during Spring 2023.

“The program allows students to get an amazing study-abroad experience – short, but high-impact – without having to give up a full semester,” Jabbour said. “Gaining a global perspective will set them up for future success.” Check out the poster for more about the May 15-26 trip to England, France and Italy: GLB271
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Architecture & Sustainable Design Engineering Technologies Students
09.25.2022

Penn College freshman runner joins elite

For the first time since 2017, a Pennsylvania College of Technology cross-country runner finished first in a race, while the college’s men’s and women’s soccer teams both posted United East Conference wins.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly
09.22.2022

Nursing students, grads in demand at next ‘Recruitment Day’

Career ServicesMany of the most recognizable names in regional health care will be represented at a nursing-focused On-Campus Recruitment Day to be held at Penn College in the coming week. Students and alumni are encouraged to visit the Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center patio from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, to make a connection with some of the nearly 20 prospective employers attending: On-Campus Recruitment Day (Sept. 29)

Alumni Nursing Nursing & Health Sciences Students
09.22.2022

Educator joins task forces focused on science of brewing

Justin M. Ingram, associate professor of biology at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has joined two task forces launched by the American Society of Brewing Chemists.

Ingram was invited to serve on ASBC’s Education Task Force and its Small Brewery Membership Campaign Task Force. The goals of both initiatives promote and support education in small breweries using ASBC’s gold standards.

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Brewing & Fermentation Science Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.21.2022

Penn College welding student receives scholarship

A Pennsylvania College of Technology student was one of about 100 nationwide to receive a scholarship from the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association, an organization serving the automotive aftermarket industry.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund awarded a $2,750 scholarship to Brandan R. Marhefka, of Windber. A Dean’s List student, Marhefka is seeking a bachelor’s degree in welding & fabrication engineering technology.

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Automotive Engineering Technologies Students Welding
09.21.2022

Students answer call of the Wild West

Students moseyed on over to the Field House on Saturday for a rootin’ tootin’ night of themed fun at “Wild, Wild Wildcats,” organized by Penn College’s Office of Student Engagement. Throughout the venue – which was transformed through hay bales and other western decor – participants enjoyed such activities as riding a mechanical bull, line dancing, a lifelike milking contest (with a less-than-real cow), and a variety of games and refreshments.

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Events Students
09.20.2022

Math professor publishes research paper

William Ma, professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has published a research paper titled “A metric that better approximates the hyperbolic metric” in a recent volume of Conformal Geometry and Dynamics, a journal of the American Mathematical Society.

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Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff Mathematics
09.20.2022

Graphic design faculty present at conference in Finland

Two graphic design faculty members from Pennsylvania College of Technology presented insights on visual literacy at an international conference in Finland in mid-August.

Brian A. Flynn and David M. Moyer, assistant professors of graphic design, were featured at the 54th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association, held at the University of Jyväskylä, in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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Art & Graphic Design Business, Arts & Sciences Faculty & Staff
09.19.2022

Students see – and hear – end of an Air Force era

Pennsylvania College of Technology students were among those on hand Saturday as their 193rd Special Operations Wing, a unit of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, transmitted its final message to spectators during the Community Days Air Show at the Lancaster Airport in Lititz. The Air Force said farewell to 54 years of military history in celebrating the last flight of EC-130J Commando Solo, used in psychological operations and part of the only flying radio and television broadcast platform in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Faculty & Staff Students
09.19.2022

Athletics provides lead-off hit in ‘Pride Engagement Series’

Kennell (left, in blue shirt) welcomes the group to the Klingerman Family Athletics Suite – complete with a participant's photo on the big screen just like recruits see when they arrive. Employees were also introduced to “David” and “Jane,” the manikins modeling Wildcat attire (and whose names honor former college President Davie Jane Gilmour).
Kennell (left, in blue shirt) welcomes the group to the Klingerman Family Athletics Suite – complete with a participant’s photo on the big screen just like recruits see when they arrive. Employees were also introduced to “David” and “Jane,” the manikins modeling Wildcat attire (and whose names honor former college President Davie Jane Gilmour).
After stopping by Bardo Gym, the tour visited the first-floor facilities ... including this women’s locker room, where employees could see how a new recruit is welcomed with extra dashes of hospitality.
After stopping by Bardo Gym, the tour visited the first-floor facilities … including this women’s locker room, where employees could see how a new recruit is welcomed with extra dashes of hospitality.
Wrestling coach Pankil Chander (tan pants) and Blymier (center) discuss features of the second-floor loft in the Field House, which the Klingerman Family Wrestling Fund helped renovate and equip.
Wrestling coach Pankil Chander (tan pants) and Blymier (center) discuss features of the second-floor loft in the Field House, which the Klingerman Family Wrestling Fund helped renovate and equip.

A lineup of faculty/staff development opportunities – an initiative of the Office of People & Culture designed to “stoke pride in our collective efforts and bring us together to celebrate our shared purpose” – kicked off Thursday with an illuminating visit to the Athletics Department.

“The Penn College Pride Engagement Series was established to invoke camaraderie and collaboration among colleagues across campus,” explained Mattie L. Pulizzi, manager of employment engagement. “Oftentimes, we are so enthralled in our own work that we lose sight of all of the amazing contributions our campus community is accomplishing as a whole. The hope is that each session will provide a fun, relaxed and informative session for participants to engage in.”

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Faculty & Staff Sports
09.18.2022

Penn College soccer teams get first wins

Stepping into United East Conference play for the first time this season, Pennsylvania College of Technology soccer teams split on Saturday, while the golf team closed out the week with a second-place finish in a 13-team invitational.

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Sports Wildcat Weekly